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Dana Burnet (novel)
Laurence Trimble (adaptation)
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7 August 1925 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Percy Marmont ... Dr. Hugo McLean
Mabel Ballin ... Mary

Ben Alexander ... Benny
Wayne Lamont ... FranklinTribbit (as B. Wayne Lamont)
Mary Jane Irving ... Lamey
Stella De Lanti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmencita Johnson ... Baby
Miriam Battista ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Cammilla Johnson ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Pat Wing ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Toby Wing ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugo Ballin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dana Burnet  novel
Laurence Trimble  (adaptation) (as Lawrence Trimble)

Cinematography by
James Diamond 

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67 min
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(1920?). Novel: The Shining Adventure. Written by Dana Burnet. 290 Pages. Current edition: Nabu Press (26 March 2012). Language: English ISBN-10: 1278825533. ISBN-13: 978-1278825533. Note: Filmed by Madeline Brandeis Productions [distributed by Astor Pictures Corporation] as The Shining Adventure (1925).See more »


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"Shining"? You've got to be kidding! "Ridiculous" would be far more accurate,, 24 December 2014
Author: JohnHowardReid

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This movie was obviously aimed at very unsophisticated audiences who would not for example question the heroine's gross incompetence in leaving a small child alone in a room with a lighted stove next to an open window with curtains waving in the wind. And this alas is by no means the full measure of our heroine's stupidity. She makes no attempt whatever to get her fair share of the family fortune and is content to work at a menial job while living and bringing up a small child in the slums. So what aspect of this movie is the worst? – that is the question that will test most viewers. Most will probably pick the ridiculously corny, strong on co-incidence and laughably old-hat plot with its sneering villains (both male and female) and admirably noble-hearted good guys (both young and old), but I would put the spotlight on director Hugo Ballin whose studiously old- fashioned direction does nothing to disguise or even distract attention from the script's stalwart heroes (one wonders whatever possessed Percy Marmont to sign up for such a ridiculous role), plus its not over-bright but risk-taking heroine and its equally stupid, totally one-dimensional villains. Available on a very good Grapevine DVD, coupled with Children of All Lands.

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